So Oscar and I met on New Year's eve 2007 while I was serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ecuador. When I came back to the States in late 2008 we were still trying to figure things out and kept in contact. After a few years of trying to figure it out and realizing that being apart is awful and there is never a perfect time to make life decisions, he proposed. I accepted and, despite reservations from family and friends, started this journey of getting him to the U.S. Although he is from Ecuador, he migrated to Italy over a year ago and is currently living in Italy. I know that it will all be worth it when he is here with me .